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Friday 8th January

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On Monday we will be moving to Google Classroom.

Good Morning and a very Happy Friday (or FriYay!) to you all!


The song I've chosen for our morning dance this morning is one that is a bit of a blast from the past for me!  I'm sure it will be for many parents out there too!

I thought it was an excellent choice to really welcome that Friday (FriYay) feeling and also a great one for parents to possibly share some iconic dance moves!  ( That might just be me showing my age...!) 

Either way, let's start our morning off with a whole class dance at 10:00am!  

S Club 7 - Reach

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Ok, lets get on with some maths for this morning shall we!


The first thing I would like you to do this morning is your arithmetic test Spring 1.

Parents - have a quick chat with the children first about the following:


CHECK THE SYMBOL!! (All in capitals because this is the most important!)   +      - 

Reminder of how to work out missing number sums.


1  + ___ = 4

__ + 3 =  7 


When finding a missing number in an addition sum - use the two numbers you have to make a subtraction - remembering BIGGEST number first


___ - 4 = 5

When subtracting - if the first number is missing - add the two remaining digits to find the missing number  e.g. 5 + 4 = 9

9 is the missing number


8 - __ = 3 

When subtracting - if the second number is missing - turn the two remaining numbers into a subtraction to find the missing number (remember to put the biggest number first) e.g. 8 - 3 = 5

5 is the missing number


Please allow the children to complete this totally independently.  After they have completed it then go through the answers with them.




Our Maths focus teach today is...


GOAL: To identify numbers as words


One of the Year 1 targets is to be able to read and write numbers in word form to 20.  This is a lot more challenging than it sounds as many of the words for numbers are tricky and do not follow the spelling patterns that we are learning.  E.g. seven, eight, two!!


First of all, lets tackle this together through another (super cheesy) Loom! Paper/whiteboard/Pens at the ready!


Below I have included the link to the website with the activities for numers/words and the link to the fruit splat game! You can choose which ones you would like to do but just have fun!  Maybe challenge your home learning helper to game!

Next today we are going to move onto some Literacy work.


As you will have seen from our knowledge organiser, our topic for this half term is Poles Apart.  It's all about the North Pole, South Pole and a little bit about what is inbetween.


Today we are going to be kicking off our leaning with some information about the continents.


First of all have a listen to this Continent Song, it's a really addictive song that I'm sure will stick in your heads over the next few weeks as much as it has done in mine!  It's a great way of teaching the children about the 7 Continents of the world.

Seven Continents Song

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Play the song through a couple of times (Oh yay! I hear you all cry!)


I will also include a second, song free, video that provides a little more information about each continent.  You may wish to refer to this when completing your written task for today.



Seven Continents of the world - Seven continents video for kids

Let's learn about Seven Continents of the world.For more videos go to: tuned for more videos.

Check out my next Loom video showing you what I would like you to do with the following resources.


GOAL:  To identify the seven Continents of the world



The absolutely lovely people at have decided to continue their free Phonics access during Lockdown 3.


For your final activity today I would like to you to complete a timetrial using the Phase 5 phonic sounds.  The website explains the rules in a very clear way.


Any sounds your child is not familiar with are ones you can work on at home over the coming weeks.


The children are not 100% secure on their Phase 5 Phonics knowledge and some sounds will be covered in our phonics sessions over the next few weeks.


For now, have a look and see which sounds your child needs some extra support with.



Log in using the information on the PhonicsPlay home page.


From there follow the link!